The 25 Most Instagrammable Places in Prague

What are the most Instagrammable places in Prague? If you’re exploring the Czech Republic’s beautiful capital city in search of the best Instagram spots (or just a photography guide, for the non-social media users), then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for Prague’s most scenic views!

Photo of the book tower in Prague library, a tunnel made of books

 

Itinerary and guide for Instagrammable landmarks and places to see

Yes, recording your travels in Instagram, via beautifully curated shots, is seemingly taking over the travel world. Depending on your view, you’ll probably think that sounds either like the best thing ever, or some kind of social media-inspired hell. Battle lines are drawn between the two camps. Instagrammers wave their battle flags, beautifully embroidered with the words “Get With The Times!“. Non-Instagram users sneer, and sharpen their pitchforks. Battle is met, the two sides run together to engage in photographic carnage…

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… or not. Because I think there’s a happy medium between the two. You can do it for the gram, and go social media crazy, but still be interested in what you’re seeing, and the culture behind it. Conversely, you can be a totally authentic traveller, and still enjoy showing off your travels to your friends.

And Prague is a beautiful, shining example of this. It’s one of Europe’s prettiest, best-preserved cities, and the vast majority of the most Instagrammable places in Prague are located in historic sites, cultural institutions, and places to soak in some authentic atmosphere. Plus Czech beer halls, which are awesome. So you really can get a gorgeous Instagram feed, whilst enjoying the best the city has to offer in a respectful way. And whilst enjoying some beer, too.

And you can use this guide as an itinerary, too! I’ll be deliberately listing these in an order which means that they’re close together. Starting at Prague Castle (because everyone starts at Prague Castle), you can follow this guide through the city, and have your own private photography tour.

Looking for some awesome Prague souvenirs, a Prague food guide, or some unusual things to do in Prague? Read my guides!

Where are the most Instagrammable places in Prague?

Trust me, I know what it’s like with these guides to Instagrammable spots in Prague. They give you a list of places with photos, which all look lovely, but then you have to switch to a map or Google them to find out where they are. I’m not going to do that to you, lovely reader! Each entry comes with its position marked on its own individual map. If one site doesn’t appeal to you, its easily skipped!

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I’ll also be giving you some handy links to learn more about the sites and the city, so can do some further reading on all of Prague’s glories if you so wish! As a beautiful city with some amazing history, it’s well worth reading.

So let’s check out (Czech pun intended) the most Instagrammable places in Prague!

1. Prague Castle

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Guys, I freakin’ LOVE the beautiful city of #Prague. So I’m gearing up to share the shots I took there, from the beautiful historic sights, to the city’s artworks, to the glorious food, to all the weirdness that’s just under the surface. I’m so excited to share this with you! It’s going to be emotional. ❤️ So let’s kick off with this view of Prague Castle, which is one of the city’s most visited sites! As you’ll soon discover when you see the huge crowds outside! (check the articles on my blog – link in my profile – for some tips to how to escape the crowds! 👍) Who else has visited Prague Castle? 🇨🇿 #passionpassport #travelgram #worldtravel #blogvoyage #livetravelchannel #sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsvsglobe #femaletravelbloggers #beautifuldestinations #girlslovetryavel #explore #wanderlust #femmetravel #travelblogger #instadaily #instatravelling #travel #instapassport #igtravel #theglobewanderer #tlpicks #instagramchallenge #travelcommunity #wearetravelgirls #letsgosomewhere #seetheworld #praha @visitcz

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Prague Castle, the thousand-year old complex at the centre of the city, is Prague’s beating heart. It has glorious buildings, history in spades, infamy (it’s seen at least a few murders, plus the Czech national sport of throwing people from windows). The interior of St. Vitus’ Cathedral will make your heart sing. The cobbled streets and gargoyles will have you transported into another world. It’s just perfect.

And it’s also perfect for Instagram; yay! The views start before you even get to the castle gates – if you walk up the hill to the castle, you’ll eventually come to a hairpin turn. You can take a photo of yourself looking super stylish on the staircase directly opposite, or you can carry on up the hill until you reach a breathtaking view. Stop just outside the thankfully-hidden branch of Starbucks, get your camera ready, and snap a perfect shot of Prague’s skyline.

Prague Castle is open from 6am to 10pm (the historic buildings are open from 9am to 5pm). You can also get some cracking views from the grounds outside the castle complex: there’s some specially-built viewing balconies for your insta-enjoyment. If you really want to get the most out of your visit, consider a tour – these will give you the full history of the sites, as well as taking you to all the best sights!

It’s definitely one of the richest Instagrammable places in Prague!

 

2. Golden Lane

You won’t have to go far from Prague Castle to find one of our next Instagrammable places in Prague – because it’s actually in the Prague Castle complex! But it’s adorably scenic, and well worth an entry of its own on this list.

It’s a row of incredibly tiny cottages which will make you wonder how on earth the people living there didn’t just have permanent concussions from low doorways. But what makes them even more Instagrammable is the lovely array of colours they’re painted in: pale blues, pinks, terracottas and bold yellows. And everyone knows that multi-coloured street buildings will get people hammering more likes on your feed than you can handle!

Plus, with those small doorways, you can look like a giant in your photos. Or in the case of us fun-sized people, you can look normal. Either works.

Golden Lane is only accessible if you have a ticket (you’ll need to go through a turnstile) – it’s included in the tickets for either Circuit A (CZK 350) or Circuit B (CZK 250) which you can buy from the ticket office!

 

3. The Petrin Tower

Oo la la, it’s time to get all francais in… Prague.

Yes, the Petrin Tower is loosely based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris (it’s even similarly lit up at night – the tower is open until 11pm, if you fancy a nighttime shot), and is definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague!

The resemblance to the Eiffel Tower is certainly striking, and you’re definitely not just imagining it. It was built after the Club of Czech Tourists (which is a wonderful name, and I want to join it immediately) went on a trip to Paris in 1889, and were suitably inspired to build a replica back at home. But building it on level ground would’ve been boring, so they plonked it on top of a large hill to capture some really epic views of Prague.

And now you can enjoy those same epic views! Either take a photo at the bottom of the tower and pretend that you’re in France, or head to either the middle or top platform for a sensational selfie. Entry to the tower will cost you a bargain 150 CZK, and a further 32 CZK will buy you a ticket for the funicular railway that’ll take you back to ground level.

 

4. The Church of Our Lady Victorious

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This is a statue from one of my very favourite places in Prague: the church of Our Lady Victorious. This is one of the figures which usually appear high up above the altar, but which are currently on ground level due to the altar’s renovation. ⠀ .⠀ The statues are made of copper and gold, giving them that beautiful rosy colour. And they’re just one facet of this glorious building; decorative, and one of the city’s most important religious sights. ⠀ .⠀ Want to learn more? Click the link in my profile, and check out the article on awesome souvenirs you can buy in Prague (where you have a look at some of the goodies you can buy at Our Lady Victorious, too!). ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #passionpassport #travelgram #worldtravel #blogvoyage #livetravelchannel #sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsvsglobe #femaletravelbloggers #beautifuldestinations #girlslovetryavel #explore #wanderlust #femmetravel #travelblogger #instadaily #instatravelling #travel #instapassport #igtravel #theglobewanderer #tlpicks #instagramchallenge #travelcommunity #wearetravelgirls #letsgosomewhere #seetheworld #prague #praha @visitcz

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Take a left turn when you get back to street level after disembarking from the funicular, and you’ll find this gorgeous church. It doesn’t look that exciting from the outside (except in winter, when it has nativity scenes outside, and fairy lights in the trees), but it’s actually one of the most important, and Instagrammable places in Prague.

Yup, because the church of Our Lady Victorious is where the Infant of Prague resides. This isn’t some small child demanding candy; it’s an ancient and venerated statue of Jesus Christ as a child, which supposedly has performed many miracles. Even better in my opinion is that it’s become traditional to dress the statue in fabric robes, some of which are older than half of the buildings in Prague, meaning that you can see the Baby Jesus in anything from sacred robes to Chinese silk costumes, to a Mexican poncho and sombrero. That is worth seeing, my friends!

Either head up the stairs to the right of the altar to visit the free gallery of Baby Jesus’ fashion collection, or snap some photos of the altar itself. The statues on it are made of copper and gold, and they’re absolutely beautiful!

 

5. St. Nicholas Church

Yup, another church, but this one is just as pretty outside as it is inside, and it’ll give you a perfect Prague street scene!

St. Nicholas Church was built in 1755, and has been a staple of the Prague skyline ever since. It’s a beautiful, big chunk of Baroque architecture sitting serenely beneath the walls of Prague Castle, but it hasn’t always been quite as peaceful as it looks. In the Communist era, the spire was used as a lookout by State Security, as they could keep an eye on both the American and Yugoslav embassies, and any goings-on within.

Now, you can have your friends, family, and random Instagram followers keep an eye on you, with St. Nicholas Church in the background! Head down the road from Our Lady Victorious, and the dome of St. Nicholas will swoop into view. Pause here, and you’ll get a perfect street scene with trams passing by, and a dramatic backdrop. It’s a different angle to the usual pics, and that’ll give it an extra hint of authenticity. It’s one of the lesser-known Instagrammable places in Prague; keep it secret!

 

6. The Lennon Wall

Turn down one of the side streets after taking your street scene photo, and you’ll find yourself at one of the most-known, and best-loved Instagrammable places in Prague!

The Lennon Wall was an expression of freedom during the Communist era. Western music was frowned on, which of course made it even more enticing for young Czechs. Singers like John Lennon were particularly beloved, with his songs about love and freedom. So, an unassuming wall in the middle of the city suddenly began to sprout graffiti, with portraits of Lennon and quotes of his lyrics. The authorities would whitewash it; the graffiti came straight back again. Eventually the authorities gave up, and the quiet battle of the Lennon Wall was won.

These days, you can still graffiti the wall if you so wish, though remember the original purpose of the wall, and contribute something a bit deeper than “JIM WOZ ERE” or whatever. Capture yourself writing something thoughtful, and contributing to the messages of peace. Or you can just use the wall as a colourful backdrop for the ultimate selfie!

 

7. Miminka (Crawling Babies)

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention – Prague can be freakin’ weird at times. the statues known as Miminka (“babies”) is definitely one of those times. Luckily for us, they’re also super Instagrammable!

These utter nightmares were installed in the city in 2010 by Czech artist David Černý (just so you know who to blame for all those nights when you wake up screaming), and are giant bronze babies with pushed-in, barcoded faces. And trust me, these are some of the more-conventional of his sculptures, so consider yourselves lucky. But they’re absolutely brilliant for posing with – you’ll see a good number of visitors crowding around them!

Avoid the crowds, and get there early for ultimate Instagram points (you don’t want people hanging around in the back of your shot if you can help it). The park is generally very quiet except for some local dog walkers, so you’re unlikely to have anything that’ll distract your fans’ eyes. Plus, you can pose however you want without anyone watching. Sit on their backs, cuddle one, feign terror (probably not too much feigning required), post to Instagram: instant likes!

 

8. The Yellow Penguins

Just around the corner from the crawling babies, these cute critters sit on the banks of the River Vltava, just waiting for someone like you to come along and catapult them into Instagram fame. You wouldn’t want to let them down, would you?

And the truth is, they deserve a bit of fame. Because these penguins actually carry an environmental message which I think is important to share. They’re bright yellow, and made entirely of recycled plastics, and the reason they’re standing in line is because they’re awaiting a boat to Antarctica. With the decline in their habitat thanks to global warming, and the pollution caused by plastics, is that ship ever going to be able to take them home? It’s an art installation which initially looks cute, but actually gives you something to think about.

Spread the message by sharing these to your Instagram feed, and making this one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague. You can head here during the daytime to see them with the river in the background, or for a really dramatic photo, come here at night – they light up, and they’re extremely bright! You can see them from right over the other side of the river!

Day or night, your followers will love these little guys!

 

9. The Devil’s Stream

It’s no surprise that The Devil’s Stream is one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague – it’s been used countless times as a backdrop for movies, including Mission: Impossible! If it’s good enough for Tom Cruise, it’s good enough for us, right??

The Devil’s Stream might sound fiendish, but the origins of its name are actually quite straightforward. There’s a house nearby called ‘At The Seven Devils’, and it was most likely named after it. But the stream itself is pretty peaceful: watermills gently dip the water, and bridges and balconies provide as romantic a setting as they come. In fact, the closeness of the buildings on either side of the bank, with the water running between them, has led to this area being called “Prague’s Venice”, and it’s as scenic as the name suggests.

Again, get here early to avoid the crowds, and take in the early morning ambience of Kampa Island. Position yourself on a bridge (I particularly like the one closest to Charles Bridge, looking towards that direction), and snap the idyllic sights of this peaceful corner of the city!

 

10. Charles Bridge

Here it is: the mother of all Instagrammable spots in Prague. I doubt there’s a single traveller to Prague in the Instagram era who hasn’t uploaded a photo of themselves on the Charles Bridge. It’s simply a must-do.

It’s ridiculously scenic. It was constructed in 1402 to replace an earlier bridge (yes, you’re walking over something that old!), and it is liberally coated with statues of saints and worthies. There’s 30 of them, forming an avenue which you can walk between with an agog expression, and it literally makes it one of the most scenic and special places on earth. It has more history than I can sum up here; you really need to go on a walking tour and hear the full extent of what’s happened here during the city’s history!

Rather predictably, it’s incredibly popular, and you’ll really struggle to find a good shot if you visit here too late in the day. For best results, get up at the crack of dawn and head straight here: the bridge will be near-deserted, and the light just perfect for capturing the majesty of the statues. Otherwise, the bridge turns into a bit of a scrum later on, and your perfect Instagram shot will be lost in a sea of selfie sticks.

One note though – however tempting it may be, don’t climb up on the statues. I’ve seen this a couple of times from Instagrammers (one of whom was wearing a really horrible silver skirt, just to name and shame), and it’s not cool. Firstly, it’s dangerous. If you fall from there, you’re not coming back out of the river. Secondly, the statues are under constant renovation work due to damage, and it costs the Czech taxpayer an awful lot to keep them looking as they should. Be a good guest!

 

11. Clementinum

We’re going on a little journey into Prague’s libraries! Don’t worry: no-one is going to shush you, especially when they see how beautiful your Instagram account is looking (disclaimer: awesome Insta feeds do not make you immune to librarians).

The Clementium’s Library Hall is undoubtedly one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague – it’s an absolutely beautiful hall (which will cost you 220 CZK to enter), full of dark wood shelves and brimming with antique books. Globes form a line, ideal for displaying to your followers what an awesome globetrotter you are, and ceiling frescoes complete that look of classy Prague. There’s so many opportunities here for taking some really beautiful photographs, and capturing a very special place indeed.

And very many thanks to Greg Nielsen for helping me out with a beautiful photo of the Clementium! Check out his website, or follow him on Instagram here!

 

12. The Municipal Library of Prague

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Ever wanted to see a tunnel of books? Ever wanted to experience a deep sense of vertigo as you do so? Well, Prague lets you fulfill these somewhat niche dreams! 😉 This is one of my favorite things in Prague, and the good news is that it’s absolutely free to do! Just get yourself to the City Library, and you’ll find a perfect Instagram spot. Queue nicely though; it gets popular, and it’s fair to let everyone have a turn to insert their head into a giant funnel of books. By the way, there’s no camera edits going on here; it really does look like this! But there is a trick involved in how it seemingly goes on forever – you can spot a clue in the photo… 🤔

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There’s many things to love about Prague’s central library – how awesome is a library which has an earplug dispenser outside its halls? – but you’ll definitely love it for its status as one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague!

How on earth is a normal, city library going to wow people on my Instagram feed?, you might be thinking. And you’ll probably think the same when you first go through the doors, and seemingly find yourself in a fairly normal-looking theatre. Worry not! Head back up the stairs, then up a second staircase, and you’ll find the object of your quest: the book tower. It’s an installation piece by artist Matej Kren, and it’s a lot of fun – aside from being brilliant for photography, it’s fun just to pop your head inside it, and feel a sudden wave of vertigo! The tower has mirrors at the bottom and top, giving the illusion that it goes on forever, leading to a couple of sudden sweaty moments.

You can photo yourself standing next to it, or go for a selfie with the books as a backdrop, but I decided to put my brand-new iPhone into the abyss (which totally did not lead to trembling hands) and take a snap from the middle!

 

13. Prague City Hall – New Building

Right next to the library is another municipal building, the City Hall. Yup, we’re going on a tour of seemingly normal, yet secretly Instgrammble places in Prague!

Although the outside of the City Hall is pretty enough, you want to go inside and take a right turn, going past a modern elevator, until you find yourself in a long corridor. Keep going down here right to the end, turn left, and you’ll find yourself at Prague’s best-preserved paternoster lift. You know how with a modern elevator, you press a button, and it obediently comes and waits patiently whilst you step inside? Well, paternoster lifts say “eff that”, and constantly move on a loop. You have to get your timing right, jump in, and hope you don’t whack your head in the process. Fun, right?

The good news is that you can post an awesome video to Instagram whilst you’re being treated for your concussion!

 

14. The Astronomical Clock

Another of Prague’s icons, this is probably second only to the Charles Bridge on the list of most Instagrammable places in Prague. That’s backed up only by the amount of tourists who’ll be waiting below it as it approaches the hour, so be sure to get there in plenty of time! (pun intended).

The Astronomical Clock was installed in 1410 (yup, we’re talking about a seriously historical clock, here), and is the pride of Prague. You’ll see it everywhere in the souvenir shops, from fridge magnets to replica wooden clocks, and its status is well-deserved. It’s gloriously ornate: aside from the gorgeously-coloured main disc on the clock face, it’s also surrounded by wooden statues of saints, and a representation of Death – a skeleton who holds a small bell. On the hour, the skeleton rings his bell, and a procession of saints and apostles file past the window above, nodding at the crowd below. It’s an absolute masterpiece, and it’s sure to delight your followers!

You can also expect the clock to always be in good working condition! Legend has it that if its neglected, some sort of terrible event will befall the city. So expect a Yoko Ono concert on that day.

 

15. Church of Our Lady Before Tyn

When you’re taking a photo of the Astronomical Clock, you’ll probably glance over to the rest of the Old Town Square, and notice a gorgeous big building looming over proceedings. I wonder what that is?, you’ll fleetingly think. Well, wonder no more: it’s the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn.

Built in the 14th century (you may have noticed that Prague doesn’t do churches which aren’t a bazillion years old), Our Lady Before Tyn is gorgeously Gothic, with two tall towers that you can see from just about anywhere in the city. It’s definitely one of the city’s icons, and just as definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague!

You don’t have to go inside for an awesome shot – stand not too far away from the Astronomical Clock and face towards the church to capture the building, and the Old Town Square in front of it, in all their glory. If you’re visiting in winter, the church looks particularly awesome with some snow blowing around it – you can’t get much more Winter Wonderland!

 

16. Food!

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You cannot go to Prague and not try as much of the local food as possible. I simply won’t allow it. You, eating that pizza in a Prague restaurant, browsing this on your phone! Put it down, and order a pork knee instead!

Whilst it might seem strange to have food on a list of the most Instagrammable places in Prague, you simply can’t miss putting some of the city’s tastiest treats on your feed. And guys, the food here is so good. It’s honestly my favourite place in Europe for getting good, hearty meals. From the staggering variety of meats available (anything pork is a good bet), to the delicious indulgence of fried cheese, you’re bound to find something to suit your tastes. The area around the Old Town Square has a ton of restaurants; just avoid eating on the Square itself, especially from the Prague ham stalls. They’re NOT cheap.

The photo you’ll see most of is that of a hand holding a trdelnik, or chimney cake – a kind of cylindrical doughnut. These look awesome on your feed, but be warned – they’re not Czech at all, so don’t make the mistake of calling them a traditional treat! They’re purely there to make some money from tourists… though you have to admit, they taste pretty good!

 

 

17. Hamley’s

British readers may suddenly do a double-take here – why would London’s most-famous toy shop be on a list of the most Instagrammable places in Prague? Has That Anxious Traveller gone a bit weird again? It’s a good question (especially that last part).

Fortunately, there’s a simple answer. Prague has a branch of Hamley’s, and it’s all kinds of fantastic! Aside from being able to buy just about anything you ever wanted to buy a small child (or the not-so-small – personally, I was ALL OVER the Little Mole merchandise, because I can’t get enough of the Czech Republic’s favourite cartoon character), it’s super Instagrammable!

For a start, it has a full size carousel in the middle of the shop. Right there, in the middle of it all! You can pose with giant figures of your favourites, whether that be The Little Mole, Iron Man, or a Stormtrooper. Or, you can go up to the second floor, and come back down to the ground floor via a slide. There’s a mirror maze. Oh, and the basement is a butterfly house.

Go to Hamley’s; it’s ridiculously brilliant!

 

18. The Powder Tower

The Powder Tower is another of the stars of Prague’s skyline – which is saying something in a city which is known as “The City of a Thousand Spires“!

Located not far from Wenceslas Square, and built in 1475, it was one the city’s original 13 gates – yep, at one point, this was the far reaches of Prague! It used to store gunpowder, hence the name, but these days it stores an impressive collection of medieval weaponry. You can also ascend the tower for a very reasonably priced 100 CZK, and via 186 stone steps. Having climbed a tower of similar height in Munich using wooden steps, be very grateful that these are stone!

The Powder Tower absolutely deserves its place on a list of the most Instagrammable places in Prague, especially as it’s a double threat – it makes for a fantastic shot outside, with its outstanding architecture, but you can also climb up the tower and take pictures of the view! Two for the price of one!

 

19. Wenceslas Square

On your first trip to Wenceslas Square, especially if you enter it at the top end near the Müstek metro station, you might wonder why on earth it’s included in this list of Instagrammable places in Prague. After all, this end of the square has high street shops, casinos, a few shopping malls… what’s particularly Instagrammable about that?

Well, hold your horses (or at least let me pet them first!). Walk down to the other end of Wenceslas Square, and things will get better. The rather majestic building in front of you is the National Museum; walk up its steps, turn around, and you’ll have a fantastic view of the entire length of the square with the statue of St. Wenceslas in the foreground. Also, if you notice flowers or tributes just in front of the museum, these will have been left at the memorial for Jan Palach, a student who set himself on fire in protest at the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. He died later in hospital, but the memorial is sited where he fell. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, but no selfies here, please.

In the winter, you can get an especially good view of the museum – I took this with the snow falling, and the Christmas lights still in the trees. Perfect!

 

20. The Franz Kakfa Head Statue

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This hypnotic statue is definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague – whether you photograph it, or video it, you’ve got a winner!

Franz Kafka was a Jewish novelist born in Prague in 1883 (if you visit the city’s Jewish Quarter, you’ll see that they’re rightly very proud of their most famous son), known for his surrealist literature. If you’ve never read any of his works, get yourself a copy of Metamorphosis whilst you’re in Prague – you’ll soon see why the various statues of Kafka dotted around the city are a bit quirky! I read it when I was about 17, and I’ve never been able to look at insects quite the same way ever since.

But for now, get down to the Quadrio business centre, and you’ll see this beauty just outside. Rather than being one solid mass, the statue is made up of countless movable parts. Kafka’s head turns this way and that, piece by piece, and it’s strangely transfixing. Video it, speed it up a notch, and you’ve got a suitably surreal Instagram video!

 

21. Legion Bridge

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I’ve had SUCH a busy few days in Prague – and I’m not finished yet! There’s always so much I want to see; I think I’m definitely going to have to visit for a good week next time, just to fit it all in! It’s one of those magical places that never gets boring. . There’s also so many cool things to do away from the tourist trail. The thought of people only seeing Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge is mildly distressing. There’s so many cool things to see, and the Czechs are lovely people – they’ll appreciate you coming to see something a bit different. . If you’d like some Prague ideas, head on over to my blog! I’ve got an article on unusual things to do in Prague (which was one of @lonelyplanet ‘s blog posts of the month, doncha know 😊) which might be just the ticket. Click the link in my profile! . . . #passionpassport #travelgram #worldtravel #blogvoyage #livetravelchannel #sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsvsglobe #femaletravelbloggers #beautifuldestinations #girlslovetryavel #explore #wanderlust #femmetravel #travelblogger #instadaily #instatravelling #travel #instapassport #igtravel #theglobewanderer #tlpicks #instagramchallenge #travelcommunity #wearetravelgirls #letsgosomewhere #seetheworld #prague #praha @visitcz

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Ahh, Legion Bridge is another bit of a secret on the list of Instagrammable places in Prague. It really is the gift that keeps on giving. You’ll see why very soon! And the best part is that it’s in the middle of the city, but criminally overlooked by visitors, meaning that you get it all to yourself!

Firstly, the bridge itself is Instagrammable. It was completed in 1901 (a mere youngster compared to most of the items on this list!), but designed to fit in with its surroundings. Nothing too modern here; it blends in beautifully with the older buildings surrounding it, and the architecture of the bridge itself is very pretty indeed. Capture it with the reflection on the river below, and you’ve got a lovely snap for your Instagram.

But for an even better photography capture, stand on the very first part of the bridge (if you’re on the Astronomical Clock side of the river), and face southwards. You’ll get a really lovely view of Slovansky Island, and quite possibly some swans or pedalos in the water – get here at sunrise or sunset for best results!

 

22. Střelecký Island

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Prague at sunset… ain’t it pretty? 😻⠀ .⠀ Seriously, Prague is one of the most stunningly beautiful cities in Europe. No wonder it’s so popular!⠀ .⠀ But it’s actually pretty easy to beat the crowds. How?? you may ask, remembering that time you drowned in a sea of tourists. Simple: go at a quieter time of the year. I visited in October, and saw beautiful autumn sunsets like this with a much-reduced number of people around me! In fact, I was the only person at this spot. ⠀ .⠀ Indeed, I loved Prague so much that I’ve booked up to visit again at an even quieter time of year – January! Looking forward to snowy scenes, and having them pretty much to myself! ❄️ ⠀ .⠀ Looking for more Prague info? No problemo! Click the link in my profile, and you’ll be transported to a magical, Prague-flavoured world, aka my blog. 😊⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #passionpassport #travelgram #worldtravel #blogvoyage #livetravelchannel #sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsvsglobe #femaletravelbloggers #beautifuldestinations #girlslovetryavel #explore #wanderlust #femmetravel #travelblogger #instadaily #instatravelling #travel #instapassport #igtravel #theglobewanderer #tlpicks #instagramchallenge #travelcommunity #wearetravelgirls #letsgosomewhere #seetheworld #prague #praha #visitprague @visitcz

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Don’t move: Legion Bridge isn’t done with you yet! There’s another of the most Instagrammable places in Prague just a mere 200 metres or so away!

Go halfway across the Legion Bridge, and depending on which side of the road you’re on, you’ll discover either a wide stone staircase or an elevator. These both take you down to Střelecký Island, a lovely oasis of greenery on a river island. It’s a gorgeous place for a stroll, or to take the kids to use the playground, and it holds a lot of cultural events in the summer. Keep an eye on this page if you want to check those out!

But for now, we’re doing it for the gram! So keep walking until you’re at the northern tip of the island. Watch your footing as it can get a little muddy and slippy, but if you inch towards the water’s edge, you’ll discover a wonderful view looking back towards the Charles Bridge. Again, sunrise and sunset are the best times to snag this one!

 

23. The Dancing House

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Welcome to the Dancing Building in #Prague!⠀ .⠀ You can probably guess how it picked up the name – yes, it looks a bit like the building is boogie-ing on down. Apparently it was inspired by the way Ginger Rogers used to dance with Fred Astaire; you can see a certain similarity if you squint. ⠀ .⠀ Prague is an awesome place for architecture lovers, whether the building in question is dancing, or whether it dances like me (ie stock still, looking totally awkward). Go up to one of the higher points in the city, and soak those gorgeous views in!⠀ .⠀ Or even better, head to the Old Town Square for some even prettier buildings… which I’ll be showing you soon! (or you can click the link in my profile, and look at my blog for sneaky peeks!)⠀ .⠀ What’s your favourite building in the world, dancing or otherwise? 🕺 💃 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #passionpassport #travelgram #worldtravel #blogvoyage #livetravelchannel #sheisnotlost #ladiesgoneglobal #girlsvsglobe #femaletravelbloggers #beautifuldestinations #girlslovetryavel #explore #wanderlust #femmetravel #travelblogger #instadaily #instatravelling #travel #instapassport #igtravel #theglobewanderer #tlpicks #instagramchallenge #travelcommunity #wearetravelgirls #letsgosomewhere #seetheworld #praha #visitprague @visitcz

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Ahh, there’s nothing that Instagram loves more than a weirdly-shaped building. Especially if you can pose next to it, and make it look like you’re pushing it (see: Leaning Tower of Pisa). And you’re in luck, because one of the most Instagrammable places in Prague is exactly that!

The Dancing House was completed in 1996, and was originally called “Fred and Ginger” after Hollywood’s most famous dancing pair, but the Czech architect quite rightly wanted to keep things as local as possible, rather than import the culture of another country. So it became just The Dancing House, with its two buildings seemingly leaning into each other. It was originally considered controversial due to the rather more antique buildings surrounding it, but I suspect its certainly done a lot for local tourism!

To get the best pics, stand by the riverside – you need a little bit of distance to properly capture them. And of course, you can pretend to push/kick/punch them as much as you prefer!

 

24. U Kalicha

You can’t have a list of the most Instagrammable places in Prague without including one of its most Instagrammable pubs!

U Kalicha (the name means “By The Chalice”) is the home of good beer, and good food – definitely try the goulash soup when you’re here! But it’s also the spiritual home of the fictional character Svejk, a lovable dolt who’s quite possibly far more intelligent than he lets on, and the opening scene of Hašek’s novel The Good Soldier Svejk is set in U Kalicha. As a result, the walls of the pub are wonderfully decorated with illustrations inspired by the novel’s characters.

So, the U Kalicha is perfect Instagram fodder – either take a photo of yourself in front of the rather artistic walls, signed by many travellers who’ve been here before you, or maybe a selfie whilst you sample the food. Or you can read some of The Good Soldier Svejk in Svejk’s favourite pub!

 

25. Vysehrad Castle

No list of Instagrammable places in Prague would be complete without the charming ruins of Vysehrad Castle, and the view from the top.

I can’t recommend Vysehrad enough. It’s much quieter than Prague Castle, but the views are just as good. The basilica costs a mere 50 CZK to enter, and has decoration as stunning as anything you’ll find at St. Vitus. It’s actually older and more historic than Prague Castle – legend has it that Vysehrad’s grounds are the exact spot from which the city of Prague was founded. One thing is undeniable: it’s an absolutely lovely place to go for a stroll, and to do some photography!

You can either head to the gallery for sweeping views of the city, or do what I did, and walk around the outside of the grounds a bit. Just before you get to the public toilets (scenic, I know), there’s a little archway that leads to a staircase heading down. Pause here for a beautiful view, and a most Instagrammable opportunity!

 

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Well, that’s 25 of the most Instagrammable places in Prague ready for you to explore them! And they really are worth exploring: don’t be someone who comes along, snaps a pic, and leaves. That’s just kinda boring. It’s way better to learn about what you’re seeing, and take in the full history and cultural identity of them!

By the way, if you’ve enjoyed these photos, I’d love to have you along on Instagram! Let’s be friends; yay! So either check out my Instagram here, or scan this nametag doohickey with your phone! (yes, we live in exciting technological times!)

If you’ve enjoyed this, or if you just want to save it for later, use the share buttons below, or use Pinterest for a super-handy bookmark! Also, if you know of any other Instagrammable places in Prague, let me know in the comments!

 

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8 Comments

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    Josy A
    January 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Goodness, you found sooo many good photo spots! I think the library is the place I’d like to visit most, and maybe the quirky sights like yellow pingus. 😉

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      thatanxioustraveller
      January 25, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      The library was definitely one of my favourites! It really makes your stomach lurch when you look through it, because it looks like it goes down forever! 😀

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    Michelle Joy
    January 26, 2019 at 1:10 am

    The Charles Bridge looks so beautiful covered in snow! This definitely makes me want to come back for a visit in winter sometime. Love these ideas for photo spots!

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    Katie
    January 26, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Prague looks gorgeous! It has been on my bucket list for far too long so fingers crossed I can go this year! Maybe for the Christmas markets 🙂

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    Alina
    January 26, 2019 at 9:28 am

    OMG what a detailed post with maps and everything! This should make it really easy to find, and I am glad you are sharing the locations. I think it is just fair – if you found those and share pics, you can share the location 🙂 I am not a fan of those “I found a secret place that looks pretty but I won’t tell anyone!” kind of instas!
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    Sudeepta Sanyal
    January 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    The city looks so pretty and with your post it makes it easier to find those secret spots! Thanks for the blog post, its detailed and super pretty!

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    Kelly
    January 26, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    What a beautifully amazing city. I really need to visit. I would love to see the clock tower and visit the library! So pretty!

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    Viola
    January 27, 2019 at 12:31 am

    OMG so many beautiful places! Church of Our Lady Before Tyn looks straight out of Disney. Legion Bridge and Devil’s stream are also so gorgeous. Great list hun! I love how you include the maps.
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